Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 13th Nov 2012 06:13 UTC
In the News The Raspberry Pi has inspired a flock of competitors. Among them are the A13-OLinuXino, which you can purchase here for 45 euros. It comes with an A13 Cortex A8 processor at 1GHz, 3D Mali400 GPU, 512 MB RAM, and complete set of ports. Video is VGA. It ships Android 4.0 but also runs various Linux distros. You might also check out the $49US Cubieboard here and the UG802 for $89US here. And there's the MK802 micro-PC, a USB-sized device priced at $74US that runs Android 4.0, Ubuntu, Debian, and other distros. The tiny single-board computer has come of age.
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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

But it's perfect for a headless file/email/printserver! The Cubie has SATA, whoohoo!! I would want a case around my Cubie that's more than a screwed-on piece of plexy glass...


IMHO the Cubie seems the most well-rounded box of the ones mentioned here, partly exactly because it sports a real SATA-port. That alone gives it a nice performance-boost and increases its capabilities. I also like the fact that there are SPD/IF headers on the board for digital audio. According to their QA the system will also support real suspend and resume under Linux.

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO the Cubie seems the most well-rounded box of the ones mentioned here, partly exactly because it sports a real SATA-port. That alone gives it a nice performance-boost and increases its capabilities.
Yes, but one thing that I'm not so sure is about its Ethernet performance, AFAIK the Raspberry Pi has issues also on this point as it is "Ethernet over USB" internally..

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Yes, but one thing that I'm not so sure is about its Ethernet performance, AFAIK the Raspberry Pi has issues also on this point as it is "Ethernet over USB" internally..


The Allwinner A10 used by the Cubie has Ethernet-controller built-in, it's not a USB-based device. It's 10/100, though, they're planning to do a 10/100/1000 - version in the future.

http://cubieboard.org/about/

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